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Septic hip dislocation in a child.

Authors
  • Hua, Kuo-Shu
  • Huang, Yun-Yi
  • Shen, Dong-Lin
  • Chang, Ing-Lin
  • Chen, Shih-Jen
Type
Published Article
Journal
International surgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
94
Issue
2
Pages
115–118
Identifiers
PMID: 20108613
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 4-year-old girl presented with pain and disability of right side hip of about 1-week duration. High-grade fever and upper respiratory tract infection were also noted. A pelvic computed tomography scan showed a dislocated hip accompanied by a huge intrapelvic abscess. Culture of pus from the hip showed Streptococcus pneumonia. Emergency arthrotomy, drainage of abscess and reduction of hip, and immobilization with a hip spica cast were undertaken. Thereafter, intravenous antibiotics were given for 6 weeks. The infection was resolved. At a 2-year follow-up, the clinical result was fair and the radiography showed persisting hip damage.

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